While people have been writing wills for a very long time, some things have changed. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Erie County Surrogate Court Judge Barbara Howe talks about how e-mail, the Web and a new state law are adding complexities.
When a school district wants to fire a teacher or an administrator, there is a legal process to follow. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about how firings are done and how that process is changing.
The home buyer has a lawyer and the home seller has a lawyer, but the realtor in the middle of the transaction doesn't usually have a lawyer. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Marc Brown argues the person in the middle needs an attorney, as well.
If you worry about losing your home because of future Medicaid nursing home costs, there are financial planning techniques you can use. Lawyer Laura Jabrucki talks about the issue on this week's edition of You & The Law.
Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes has become a symbol for women in this country, the start of a long push for legal equality and the right to vote. Attorney Nadia Shahram is leading a march to Seneca Falls next weekend of American Muslim women pushing for that same equality. On this week's You & The Law, Shahran talks about why.
If you admit to the IRS that you have overseas cash or bank accounts which should have been reported, you have choices -- most potentially expensive. On this week's You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Tiffany Bell about those choices.
If a case goes through the entire legal process, it goes before a jury. In a previously aired edition of You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney John Licata about picking a jury in a civil case.
A new local law approved by Erie County lawmakers has been designed to curb underage drinking. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports the Social Host Law would hold adults accountable for allowing minors to drink on their property.
There are a lot of people around the world who are Americans for tax purposes and many may not know that. On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Randall Andreozzi says there are heavy penalties for those who try to "game" the system.
With the US Supreme Court throwing out the Defense of Marriage Act and New York State allowing same-sex marriage, it changes the financial plans of partners. Continuing our look at estate planning, in this previously aired You and the Law, attorney Mark Peszko talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about changing financial planning for gay couples.
If you don't want to pay estate taxes in New York, you probably have to stop being a New Yorker. On this week's edition of You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Leah Adamucci about giving up your New York residency for legal purposes.
There are always people who want to start their own businesses. This was especially true in the wake of the Great Recession. On this week's You and the Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Diane Tiverson about the legal issues of starting your own company.
A New Jersey teen left her family house and sued her parents to force them to pay her high school tuition and future college tuition. On this week's edition of You and the Law attorney Ken Olena talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about when the courts can declare a child independent and still be supported by parents...or not supported.
One of the leading issues in poverty is single moms raising families. That led to legal requirements for child support from dads. John Aman is a child support magistrate in Erie County Family Court. On this week's edition of You and the Law, he talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about child support.
Not all civil court cases where the plaintiff wins lead to a check being handed to the winner. Some lead to a structured settlement. On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Paul Isaac talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about those structured settlements.
For young people, that first job opens up a new world of paychecks, co-workers, and opportunities. This week, on a previously aired edition of You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond speaks with lawyer Lindy Korn about the risks associated with those new jobs.